Oval O"val, a. [F. ovale, fr. L. ovum egg. Cf. {Egg}, {Ovum}.] 1. Of or pertaining to eggs; done in the egg, or inception; as, oval conceptions. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. Having the figure of an egg; oblong and curvilinear, with one end broader than the other, or with both ends of about the same breadth; in popular usage, elliptical. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) Broadly elliptical. [1913 Webster]

{Oval chuck} (Mech.), a lathe chuck so constructed that work attached to it, and cut by the turning tool in the usual manner, becomes of an oval form. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Oval — Oval …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Oval — (vom latein. ovum, Ei) bezeichnet: eine geometrische Form, siehe Oval (Geometrie) eine Form von Rennstrecken im Motorsport, siehe Ovalkurs ein Cricket Stadions in London, siehe The Oval eine U Bahn Station in London, siehe Oval (London… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • oval — [o va:l] <Adj.>: die Form eines Eies, einer Ellipse aufweisend: ein ovales Gesicht; unser neuer Tisch ist oval. * * * oval 〈[ va:l] Adj.〉 = länglich rund [<spätlat. ovalis „eiförmig“; zu lat. ovum „Ei“] * * * oval <Adj.> [spätlat.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • oval — OVÁL, Ă, ovali, e, adj., s.n. 1. adj. Care are formă alungită asemănătoare cu a oului de găină; eliptic. 2. s.n. Curbă convexă închisă, cu o axă de simetrie, a cărei curbură este mai mare în punctele de intersecţie cu axa decât în oricare alt… …   Dicționar Român

  • oval — oval·i·ty; oval·ness; oval·oid; oval; semi·oval; uni·oval; oval·ly; …   English syllables

  • oval — Adj elliptisch erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus spl. ōvālis (eigentlich eiförmig ), zu l. ōvum Ei .    Ebenso nndl. ovaal, ne. oval, nfrz. ovale, nschw. oval, nnorw. oval. Zur germanischen Verwandtschaft s. Ei. ✎… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Oval — O val, n. A body or figure in the shape of an egg, or popularly, of an ellipse. [1913 Webster] {Cassinian oval} (Geom.), the locus of a point the product of whose distances from two fixed points is constant; so called from Cassini, who first… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oval — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a rounded and slightly elongated outline; egg shaped. ► NOUN 1) an oval object or design. 2) an oval sports field or track. 3) a ground for Australian Rules football. ORIGIN Latin ovalis, from ovum egg …   English terms dictionary

  • Ovāl — (neulat., »eirund«), jede in sich zurücklaufende ebene Kurve, deren Gestalt, wie die der Ellipse, an die Form des Eies erinnert. Insbesondere nennt man O. (Korblinie, Korbbogen) eine ebene krumme, aus Kreisbogen zusammengesetzte Linie dieser Art …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • oval — 1570, from M.L. ovalis egg shaped (Cf. Fr. oval, 1546), lit. of or pertaining to an egg, from L. ovum egg, from PIE *owyo /*oyyo egg (see EGG (Cf. egg)). The classical L. word was ovatus …   Etymology dictionary

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